[ExI] tech influence

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 06:28:12 UTC 2014

On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:06 AM, William Flynn Wallace
<foozler83 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Interesting article.  Will America and technology ruin the world?

No, for the most important meanings of "ruin the world".

For many other meanings, the world has always been in a state of being
"ruined" by new developments including new technology, with anecdotes
dating back at least to ancient Greece...and yet, despite the world being
constantly, continually "ruined", overall quality of life - averaged over
everyone - has relentlessly pressed forward, not backward, over these
thousands of years.  See
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TheyChangedItNowItSucks/RealLife and
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER for some
perspective on these meanings of "ruined".
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